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Marina Cafe

404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
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Ranked #10 of 237 restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $24 - $50
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Pekin, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Best meal I've had in Destin! Can't go wrong with the redfish! The coconut pie with a caramel drizzle is also outstanding! Hats off to the chef!! Freddy our waiter was awesome as well! See ya next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a date night here after a recommendation from a local patron. Was very grateful because it was delicious and the views beautiful. We were blessed with a window table, We enjoyed the crab and eggplant appetizer which was gone too soon! I had the Redfish and my husband had the salmon. Both were perfect and every last bite eaten.... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had the catch of the day (redfish), brownie, and creme brûlée with the family this evening. Best meal I have had in a very long time. Great view of the harbor. Great location. Little pricey but worth every penny. Can't say enough good things.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We used to live locally in Destin and this was always one of our favorite places to dine. We now live in Virginia Beach, and was down in Destin for a visit with family and friends and took them to Marina Cafe for a Early Dining dinner. Food was delicious (as always) and our server "Chris" was very friendly, helpful... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The ambiance is very nice and elegant and great view of the marina. We ordered the New York steak and it was huge! We added crab meat. The steak was good but not the best I've had. The crab meat was a bit salty. Our kids ordered the grouper which tasted fishy and quite salty but it was still good.... More

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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The meal started with a basket of the most delicious crusty bread. Could have made a meal of that alone. The calamari was delicious. My husband had the catch if the day, red fish . He really enjoyed it. I had a simple wood fired pizza but one of the best I've ever had. Go here you won't be sorry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent food. Chris H was a great server and made the best recommendations. The redfish was amazing and the seared tuna was great.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I ate here for our Vacation Date Night. All food was great. Waiter Freddie was very friendly and accommodating. Steak and shrimp were A+++. Sent our Parents for Date night the next night and Manager Wally was more than willing to help with special plans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to Marina Cafe for years and have never had a bad experience. Last night the redfish was the best I have ever had. The service is great! And Wally is so attentive to each customer making each visit a pleasure . Thank you Marina Cafe for another incredible evening Bruce Von Hagel

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West Palm Beach
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Marina Cafe is the best restaurant in Destin. The view is unbelievable. The food is 5 star quality. Wally makes sure that every attention to detail is spot on. The wait staff are superior. A true delight every time. No wonder we keep going back again and again. Charles Lerner, M.D. Anne-Marie Destin, Florida

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